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  • Wolong Farmers  
    Farmers more likely to be green if they talk to their neighbors Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012
    MSU researchers find that farmers are more likely to reenroll their land in a conservation program if they talk to their neighbors about it. Scientists from MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability used a simulation model to study the amount of land farmers in the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China reenrolled in the Grain-to-Green Program (GTGP), which aims to reduce soil erosion by converting sloping cropland to forest or grassland.
    Tags: china  environment  research  engagement  Partnership  
  • Patricia Obando  
    Uncovering the Secrets to Better Medicine in Costa Rica Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012

    Costa Rica’s average life expectancy and infant mortality rates are virtually identical to that of the United States. Assistant Professor C. Patricia Obando, Director of Medical Education in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine, hopes to share the secrets of her home country’s health care success via a unique exchange program.

    Tags: health  research  costarica  engagement  Partnership  
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    Brazil Trip Immerses Med Students in Tropical Medicine Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012

    Aboard a traveling hospital on the Amazon River, a group of Michigan State University medical students had a lesson in tropical medicine, working with patients suffering from parasitic infections, malnutrition and malaria.

    Tags: brazil  health  education  engagement  Partnership  
  • A Chinese farmer  
    Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012

    New research conducted by Michigan State University, Renmin University and Landesa shows China is at a crossroads in its agriculture development. As a result, MSU researchers suggest that China should protect land rights of all farm families and restrict corporate farming if it wants to close the income gap between cities and countryside.

    Tags: china  food  research  Partnership  
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    MSU Experts Tapped for Project in Senegal Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012

    Researchers at MSU and four partnering institutions in the U.S. will use a $28 million, five year grant from USAID to bolster agricultural education and research systems in Senegal, in hopes of increasing food supply and improving nutrition.

    Tags: senegal  food  education  research  Partnership  
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    MSU Strengthens Partnerships in Brazil Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012

    In a move designed to strengthen research collaborations and educational resources, Michigan State University, Federal University of Para (Universidade Federal do Pará), Federal University of Bahia (Universidade Federal da Bahia) and University of São Paulo have joined to launch The Brazil Partnership Program.

    Tags: brazil  education  research  engagement  Partnership  
  • Punya Mishra  
    Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

    Michigan State University’s College of Education has been tapped by one of the world’s most influential philanthropic organizations, the Azim Premji Foundation (APF), to improve teacher education throughout India.

    Tags: india  education  research  engagement  Partnership  
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    Encouraging Entrepreneurs Around the World Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

    This past fall marks the pilot run of a new partnership, where 20 King Khalid University (KKU) students will join a class of MSU students via an interactive open educational resource entrepreneurship education curriculum.

    Tags: education  research  engagement  Partnership  SaudiArabia  
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    Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

    An MSU-led consortium of researchers earned the prestigious $2.3 million Partnerships for International Research in Education (PIRE) grant.Their research will focus on the development of nanotechnology tools to better understand how mebranes work and how to make them better.

    Tags: environment  research  MSU  engagement  Partnership  
  • Neil Carter looks for tigers in the Nepalese jungle  
    Tigers Out of Sight are Far From Out of Mind Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

    It doesn’t matter that Neil Carter has only twice caught fleeting glimpses of a tiger in all the months he’s spent in Nepal. In fact, it’s kind of fitting. Carter, a doctoral student in MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, approaches conservation and sustainability in a way that’s not just about a charismatic animal. It’s about connectivity and the delicate, complicated dance between tigers and people in Nepal.

    Tags: nepal  environment  research  engagement  Partnership  
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    Globalization in a Biodiversity Hotspot Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
    Previously thought extinct in Nicaragua, a small Baird’s Tapir population was recently found to be alive and well and living in the Caribbean Coast rainforest. Thanks to MSU researchers, together with Nicaraguan colleagues from the Universidad de las Regiones Autonomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaraguense (URACCAN).
    Tags: nicaragua  environment  research  studyabroad  Partnership  

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